Arsenal give up on Vardy and turn to Inter Milan hitman

Now that we have moved on from the attempt to sign Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy with Arsene Wenger hopefully having the last word on the subject this morning, when he told a French TV Station: “I think Leicester have made a statement and Vardy will stay. We were on the case and interested, but not more than that,”

“He has decided to stay at Leicester and good luck to him.

“He came late to the game and in fairness Leicester bought him from Fleetwood and he has been successful. He is 29 and he has chosen to stay at Leicester. You have to respect that.”

So Goodbye toVardy! As soon as the snub was confirmed it was reported that the odds were slashed on Arsenal getting Aubameyang, and other reports suggested that we were aiming for Morata or Nolito from Spain, but according to Talksport today the Gunners next target is to be the Inter Milan hotshot Mauro Icardi.

The Argentina international is only 23 years old, but has an impressive record of 52 goals in 102 games for Inter, which in no mean feat in Serie A especially at his age. The report reckons Icardi will be available for £32million, which is a great price for his age. (Although that may have gone up with the crash of the Pound last night!)

Wenger has already stated that he thinks the South Americans are producing all the best strikers at the moment, so could he be after this one for Arsenal?



  1. TBH, I don’t know a lot about Icardi…
    But his goal stats are decent for a young player in Seria A’s tight defence…

    We just need someone that can convert more chances and displace Giroud,,he should be able to do that, and he is also a captain I guess…

    I will check him asap!

    1. They say he is an Inzaghi type player, a pure-breed natural goal-scorer from inside the box. Outside the box though, he is your average Podolski type player.

      This is what they say.

      1. I liked Podolski and thought he never got a fair chance. He has done quite well on the wing for Germany over the years. He also was a much better finisher than Giroud.

    2. Vardy snub shows Arsenal isn’t every player’s dream!

      [who knows, there may be more snubs coming along our way…. We should brace ourselves and rise up to the challenge]

      As for Icardi, we never know if he wants/ does not want a move to Arsenal

      1. Lacazette’s camp are saying he is willing to come play in the EPL only if Arsenal bid for him. Lacazette himself has given a description of the type of EPL team he would love to play for, and I can tell his description fits Arsenal perfectly.

        I think Lacazette dreams of emulating King Henry’s success with us.

      2. ah guess it has something to do with that emirates cup……. Lacazette was never the same after we ruined his ego……. Guess it dawned on him how massive the gap is between Arsenal and Lyon!

        1. he had 21 league goals last season. How was he not the same guy, besides for a slow start to the season…

  2. Any striker brought in to replace Giroud is welcome and striker to sit on the bench for Welbeck is less exciting.

    European players just became 5 % more expensive but that is not such a big deal and might be temporary, longer turn issue might be the question of what it would mean for their personal status if they play in a non Eu country? Will this uncertainty lead some players to chose European clubs over PL clubs? Euro wages vs £ wages?

    I don’t know the answer to that but I could imagine some big European clubs might use that argument to try and dissuade players from going to the PL.

  3. I know this is slightly of topic but just read this and it would not surprise me if this was true. How many players don’t get played out of position by Wenger. Many of us have moaned about Ramsey on the right wing or Wilshire being played out wide.

    “Finally, the forward ‘was not given guarantees’ by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that ‘he would not be played out of position at the Emirates’.”

  4. Icardi is in top 5 of my list of dream CF signings.

    I’d be over the moon if we are able to lure him to the Emirates.
    I’ve always wondered why there isn’t so much noise about him and Lacazzette (who by the way, has seriously hinted that he is eagerly waiting on us to come in for him).

    Aubameyang (far lesser likelihood than the rest, except for the signals for bookies bwin).

    Scale of preference in that order.

  5. I would be against signing him.. not because i dont like him as a player on the contrary as a player i would take him happily but i dont want to support a player who has no morals… in this topic i support maradona

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